This month is Space Month
Horizon, the BBC's flagship science strand, and Stargazing
Live have been looking to the heavens this March. In three special shows Horizon
explores the latest discoveries that are re-writing our understanding of the Universe:
The discovery of hundreds of exo-planets is turning the
understanding of our own Solar System on its head. Nobody really knows how or why it formed - but now new theories and discoveries are finally answering some of the biggest
mysteries in astronomy.
Last year the scientific community was thrilled to
discover that a team working in Antarctica thought they had discovered 'Gravitational Waves' - the so called 'fingerprint of creation'. Horizon tells
the inside story of one of the biggest wild goose chases in cosmology.
With the new-suped-up CERN switch-on approaching, Horizon looks at the search for the most elusive particle of all - Dark Matter. If CERN doesn't find Dark Matter soon, many believe that physicists will need to radically rethink their understanding of the Universe, and even physics itself.